57-year-old Jeffery Engelien has been taken into custody as the suspect responsible for the February 6th burglary to the casino at 1565 Haines Avenue, and the subsequent theft of thousands of dollars from the business’s safe. During the course of the investigation, Engelien was identified as the suspect in the incident. A search warranted was obtained for his residence in Black Hawk and served on the afternoon of February 8th with the assistance of the Meade County Sheriff’s Office. Engelien was apprehended at his residence and placed under arrest for 3rd Degree Burglary, with additional charges pending.
Original info: At around 4:15 a.m. on February 6th, police were dispatched to the casino at 1565 Haines Avenue for report of an alarm that was set off at the location. On arrival, police made contact with casino management and worked to search the building. During the search, police observed damage to an office door inside the building. After speaking with management, it was determined an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the casino’s safe. Engelien is a former employee of the business, and police sought the public’s assistance in locating him as a component of the investigation.